Martin Bagge


One of Sweden's most prominent interpreters of the great composer Bellman.

Martin Bagge is considered one of the most prominent Scandinavian musicians in the tradition from C.M.Bellman, the rococo-genius of 18th century Sweden. Bellman (1740-1795) wrote his songs named "Fredman's Epistles" during the period of Gustaf III, and describes Stockholm in a vivid, fluent and humoristic way, with street life, drinking and dancing - as well as courtly life at the castles of Haga and Drottningholm.

Bagge performs continually with different orchestras and ensembles, and has made tours to Iceland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Latvia, the Netherlands and Germany. He visited the USA in 1997 and 2002 with concerts in Boston, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, San Fransisco a.o.
Bagge sings Bellman in English, and an English CD-version of "Fredman's Epistles" was released in 2002.

He is also known as a composer (specially for choir) with about 15 recordings on LP and CD, and has regularly performed in Scandinavian radio and TV.

Group members

Martin Bagge: guitar, vocals